Year 1988. A huge explosion like those that nearly half a century ago rocked Hiroshima and Nagasaki, erases Tokyo to the ground.New Tokyo 2019, risen from the ashes like a phoenix dark. The organization of the country now resembles a totalitarian state, the iron hand of the vast underground resistance. The research centers are conducted parapsychological experiments on humans to develop the perfect weapon.But in the country there is a religious cult of the superman named Akira, whose coming, supposedly, will solve all the problems of Japan. In the center - a gang of teenage bikers headed scorcher Kaneda. Once disassembled with rivals each Kaneda Tetsuo tries to prove his prowess comrades,but unexpectedly it turns out to be involved in a government experiment to extract energy Akira. Tetsuo becomes the owner of a force capable of completely destroying New Tokyo. Who can stop him?